The Red River Wine and Beer Festival is an event hosted by the Senior- Junior Forum, which is a charitable, non-profit organization, and was established to assist with the Senior-Junior Forum’s fundraising efforts to provide assistance to charities within our community.
Beacon Lighthouse Inc. produces a wide array of pads for all of your cleaning requirements, from the largest to the smallest jobs. We have pads for any size floor polishing machines. We have quality 3M pads that can be rinsed and reused to help you cut costs while getting the highest quality pad on the market.
In 1965, The Church of The Good Shepherd at 10th and Burnett streets provided a building behind its place of worship for seniors of the Wichita Falls community to gather. Due to the difficulty of locating the facility, organizers painted the entry door to the building red and gave easily identifiable directions, “go down the alley and look for the red door.”
It is our vision to become the premier provider of Special Olympics training and competition in the world. We approach each endeavor with a single intent - to improve the quality of life for our athletes. The challenges of the future are embraced with enthusiasm and commitment, ensuring that the changing face and needs of our athletes are met.
In the late 1920s, the recently married Mr. and Mrs. L.T. Burns celebrated their first Christmas together in their modest home on Tenth Street in Wichita Falls by setting a small Christmas tree on their front porch and decorating it with a single, blue bulb. It was a small gesture, but an extremely meaningful one for the young couple, especially Mr. Burns, who grew up in a family unable to afford such luxuries as Christmas trees.
Bearing in mind the best interest of each individual child, the mission of Patsy’s House Children’s Advocacy Center, Inc. (Patsy’s House) is to reduce trauma to child abuse victims and their non-offending family members, and to work toward improving the justice system’s response to child abuse by uniting the efforts of public agencies and enlisting community support.
The Kell House is one of the most historically and architecturally significant buildings in Wichita Falls. The Museum features distinctive architecture designed by the local firm of Jones and Orlopp, original family furnishings, textiles, decorative arts, and historic costumes. Guided tours of this local, state, and national landmark provide a fascinating history of this area’s early settlement and of the Kell family.
Faith Refuge is located at 710 East Hatton Road. It offers shelter and meals for women and mothers with children experiencing homelessness. It houses one main dorm for women, a dorm for women with children, one dorm for New Beginnings programmers, and one dorm for Career Academy students.
Senior-Junior Forum members volunteer their time as well as provide financial assistance to local non-profit agencies. The primary beneficiaries of the efforts of the Senior-Junior Forum are:
- Beacon Lighthouse for the Blind
- First Step Inc. (domestic violence and sexual assault center)
- Kemp Center for the Arts
- Midwestern State University Scholarships
- Special Olympics
- The Kitchen (formerly Senior Citizens of North Texas Meals on Wheels)
- Patsy's House
- Wichita County Heritage Society - Kell House Museum